The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The Full form of CDC is The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is charged with tracking and investigating public health trends. It publishes weekly data and key health information, on all deaths and diseases reported in the US and travelers’ health advisories. The CDC also fields special rapid-response teams to halt epidemic diseases. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and injury in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on applying and developing disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on food borne pathogens, environmental health, infectious disease, occupational safety and health, injury prevention, health promotion, and educational activities designed to improve the health of US citizens. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.